Welcome to the Washington State Troopers Association website. The website has been designed for use by the general public as well as our membership. You are welcome to visit the WSPTA store for WSPTA-related merchandise or visit the other areas of the site to get information on the Washington State Patrol and the WSPTA.
WSP Employee Daugther Needs Assistance
On January 4, 2016, McKenzie Huisman, 15 year old daughter of Washington State Patrol employee David Huisman, was diagnosed with Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Adrenocortical Carcinoma is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the outer layer of the adrenal gland. Her illness was continually evaluated; her doctor's conversation eventually changed from curing her cancer to prolonging her life. McKenzie had multiple treatments of Chemotherapy that had no effect. McKenzie endured an experimental treatment regimen at Seattle Children's Hospital. McKenzie's most recent MRI and PET scan has shown that the cancer spread from her kidney to other vital organs. Sadly, McKenzie was notified her life expectancy is approximately six to nine months.
McKenzie is the oldest of four children. She is a nature enthusiast and a fan of the U.S. National Parks. McKenzie's dream was to experience all of the U.S. National Parks. The goal of this fund is to fulfil her dream and provide McKenzie the opportunity to see Yosemite National Park and the Redwood Forest.
Any funds raised above the amount necessary to facilitate this trip will go toward the costs of McKenzie's treatment and future needs.
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WSPTA Benefit Organizations and Scholarship Recipients (2014 & 2015)
Advertisers in the Washington Trooper Magazine has helped support the following organizations whom WSPTA members have been actively involved with over the last two years. Their advertisements in the Washington Trooper Magazine also helps support the WSPTA scholarship program.
WSPTA Donates to Help Others
The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association donated money to the River of Life Fellowship Church in Kent to assist families with food for the holidays.
A thank you letter from Administrative Pastor Bill Bochsler.
Support the Hanger Family
On August 6, 2015, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) lost one of our own. Detective Brent L. Hanger, suffered from a medical episode while following up on a tip regarding a marijuana grow in Yakima County.
Detective Hanger was hired by the WSP on July 9, 1998, and commissioned on March 1, 1999. He graduated with the 82nd Trooper Basic Training Class and was assigned to District 7 Burlington. Detective Hanger was a detective for eight years and was assigned to District 7 in Whatcom County his entire career. He was well liked, respected, and loyal to his family, as well as his WSP family.
On November 27, 2000, Detective Hanger received the Award of Merit for assisting in saving the life of a suicidal person.
Detective Hanger was a native of Washington and is survived by his wife, six children, and a host of family and friends. He was loved and will be missed tremendously by all that knew him.
Donations wanting to be made in Memory of Detective Brent Hanger can be sent to the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation.
A GoFundMe site for Brent Hanger's family has been set up: GoFundMe - Hanger Family
Trooper Fighting Cancer Needs Assistance
In May of 2012 Renee was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Multiple Myeloma. Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of your plasma cells, a type of white blood cell present in your bone marrow.
In early 2013 she underwent an Autologus Stem Cell Transplant which put her into remission for 24 months.
In Early 2015 her cancer returned and more aggessive than ever.
Unfortunately with the aggressive form of Multiple Myeloma she has and her reduced kidney function there are really no other chemotherapy drugs out that she can use at this time so we have to move towards transplant.
She will have undergo and Autologus Transplant (her cells) followed by an Allogeneic Transplant (Cells from a sibling match or an unrelated donor).
This was always an option but not one that she was willing to take in 2012 with her two children being so young. The intensity, severity, risks and uncertainty of a donor transplant were too great at that time; however at this point it is the only option.
You can go to bethematch.org and use promo code TrooperRenee and kits will be mailed to you and tested at no charge for people 18-44 to see if you are a match.
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Contribute at GoFundMe page.
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Choose from sweatshirts, blankets, duffle bags, or just a tumbler to keep the coffee hot.
WSPTA Members Serve their Communities
The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association has a long tradition in serving the citizens in the State of Washington. It is the commitment of the membership and executive board to reach out into the community to make it a better place. Read just a few stories about some of those successes or view a list of organizations that the WSPTA supports.